Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson



“The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.”

My Review

4.5 stars

     I’m not new to Noelle Stevenson’s work having read a few installments of  the “Lumberjanes” graphic novel series. I already knew that I was in for a wild ride. I have to keep this  short, so I don’t just start randomly rambling, lol.

“Nimona”  was adorable, fun, and I just could not get enough. The art style in this standalone graphic novel was super cute. I love how Stevenson always has diversity within her graphic novels. The characters…loved them. I also loved the dynamics of their friendship/ relationship with one another. I won’t say much about the plot, but I will tell you that it was funny, heartbreaking, and  action packed.  I would love to visit these characters again. Fingers crossed for another installment.



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